Here’s How Texting Could Protect Baby From SIDS

woman texting while her baby sleeps in a baby wrap

When you go to checkups with baby’s doctor, you’re probably paying rapt attention to the pediatrician’s every word. You take note of every safety recommendation they make, but it can be hard to remember all the specifics of what they say once you get home.

Collaborating research teams from the University of Virginia Schools of Medicine and Nursing, Yale University School of Medicine and Boston University School of Medicine have come up with a way to make information about safe sleep practices more easily accessible regularly available to parents. Scientists say that a mobile health intervention program they tested for 60 days actually led to improved rates of parents adhering to SIDS-preventing practices, according to an article published on Tuesday in the Journal of the American Medical Association. For infants over 2 months, these practices included:

  • Laying babies on their backs, not their stomachs
  • Sleeping in the same room but not in the same…

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